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Phoenix Rising FC Transfers Adam Jahn to MLS and Atlanta United

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Stone Sports Management, LLC (Columbus, Ohio) – January 22, 2020


Stone Sports Management LLC (“SSM”) announces Phoenix Rising FC’s (“PRFC”) transfer of Striker Adam Jahn to Major League Soccer and Atlanta United FC’s (“ATLUTD”) ahead of the 2020 season. The 29-year old Sacramento native signs a two-year contract with an option after earning 2019 All-League Honors in USL. Jahn’s 18 Goals and 7 Assists during the USL Regular Season were 5th highest and his 16 non-PK goals were second best. In addition to his Best XI nod, Jahn earned USL Player of the Week (10) and named to the Team of the Week (10), (16), (26) and (33). He also added goals in Phoenix’s lone US Open Cup match and during the preseason against MLS sides RSL and the Portland Timbers. 

I am excited to join one of MLS' elite clubs and help add to its trophy cabinet," says Jahn. " I was conflicted last offseason whether to stay in MLS or join one of the top clubs in USL and this opportunity validates that decision after breaking league records with Phoenix Rising FC. Scoring goals, providing assists, helping with clean sheets and ultimately winning builds confidence and hope that this will translate into success with Atlanta United FC. The team will be participating in many competitions this year, so I hope that my hard work and commitment will translate into minutes. I want to thank Owner Arthur Blank, President Darren Eales, Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra and Coach Frank De Boer and staff for bringing me to Atlanta. I have been focused on integrating quickly into the group as we prepare for the upcoming season.”    

PRFC signed Jahn to replace Didier Drogba after the 2018 season. He would go on to start 33 games and help PRFC set North American records in Wins (24), Points (78), Goals Scored (89), Goal Differential (+53) most Goals by Two (39) and Three Teammates (54) and winning streak (20) on its way to winning the USL Supporters Shield. Jahn impressively had a 12-game goal or assist streak during the run. Jahn becomes the first PRFC player to ever be sold and one of a handful of players to be sold to MLS from USL in recent seasons.


“We want to thank Adam for an incredible year with Phoenix Rising,” said Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle. “Adam is not only a fantastic player who gave everything he had every day to help lead the team to a record-breaking season during 2019, he is also a great person who represented our club with exceptional class in the community.”


He joins ATLUTD who have had arguably most successful inaugural three years in MLS, including last year’s winning of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and the prior year’s MLS Cup. Jahn becomes part of an attacking group that contains MLS MVP Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez, Emmanuel Barco and Tito Villalba.

"Atlanta United has built a championship culture and one of the best fanbases in the Western Hemisphere in a short period. I am excited for Adam to join the Five Stripes in their fourth installment as they participate in Champions League once again. Adam proved he can be one of the America's best domestic strikers when given consistent playing time and deserves this opportunity to join one of MLS top clubs after earning USL Best XI and enjoying team success with Phoenix Rising FC, says SSM President and USSF Licensed Intermediary Justin B. Stone. "This transfer validates that MLS clubs identify successful players within USL and want to thank Phoenix Rising FC (General Manager Bob Dulle and Head Coach Rick Shantz) for its trust in bringing Adam to the club and its professionalism throughout the negotiating process. I also want to thank Carlos Bocanegra, Frank De Boer and Chase Falivene for their hard work and professionalism bringing Adam to Atlanta." 


Jahn brings over 100 MLS appearances Prior to joining PRFC, Jahn spent two and half seasons with Columbus Crew SC and led MLS in 2016 with a 0.97 Goals per 90 minutes after scoring 6 Goals in just 12 games. He returns to Merdedes-Benz Stadium where he scored the playoff-advancing penalty kick in the 2017 MLS Playoff Knockout Round. Columbus Crew SC acquired Jahn in a summer 2016 trade from the San Jose Earthquakes who drafted him in 2013 out of Stanford University. In 2014, he went on loan to his hometown Sacramento Republic FC scoring the club’s first ever goal at home and led them to a USL Cup.


“Adam brings a wealth of MLS experience and we’re pleased to add him to our roster,” Atlanta United VP and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement. “He is coming off a strong season with Phoenix and will provide additional competition to our attack.”

Congratulations to Adam Jahn and Atlanta United FC! Jahn will be wearing jersey #14 and make sure to follow him this season by clicking on ATLUTD’s 2020 schedule HERE. Follow Adam on Twitter: AdamJahn14 and Instagram: @adamjahn14. Watch below some of Adam's highlights and SSM wishes him well at his new club!






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